Monday, March 16, 2009

Week End BIts

Those were taken yesterday at Sunset. A very cold day it was. So a laid back weekend.
Saturday was spent in Anchorage for a good part with Terry at the "Empty Bowl project" where The Anchorage Clay Arts Guild with the Bean's Cafe organize this fundraiser for our population of homeless. For $18 per ticket you get a nice soup (Chefs from Orso Restaurant come up with two recipes per year) with a piece of corn bread with butter and honey, yey! I had a corn chowder and Terry had a pasta bean very thick and spicy soup) and you get to pick a ceramic bowl of your choice. They have large tables with volunteers that help you select the bowl of your dream. This year's event was so popular that when we got there there were no more tickets to purchase and I had to wait as some people bring in unsold tickets from other areas once in a while so I got lucky at the end. I will take a picture of my bowl to post later. They also have a silent auction in the center of the room with gorgeous pieces from very famous potters (Paul Laverty and Steve Godfrey being my favorites. So nice of them to donate for the event. We listened to live Irish Music organized by Suzie's Woolies, a fun Irish store on G street where you are guaranteed fiddle and drum music on First Friday. So off we were to Blaine's for a big roll of butcher paper I need for my quilt life size design then JoAnn's Fabrics for few DMC thread. Coffee at Jitter's in Eagle River before going home and a nice evening after a full plate of Tortellinis with homemade tomato sausage sauce and spinach pecan cranberry Parmesan salad.
Sunday after a tough yoga session with Mary Ellen (she is the best teacher ever) we had a prime rib roast with broccolini and Yukon gold mashed potatoes. Brownies for dessert... Napping was welcome by most except me who got down to the studio to work off the excess calories. So I played for few hours and it felt wonderful. The sun was present and shinning from the two windows. What a treat it was. I came up with two designs abandoning the two sketches I had for the Fiber Art For a Cause project. The Collage Mania part that is. So anyway here are the rough first steps. (this one is "Rayons de Soleil" perfect day for the title) (here is a detail) and then (Battling With My Demons) again a detail. There are lots to do on both but I am getting to it.
I read a bit from the two books I am currently reading. Arranged Marriage and The Reader. Both are quick read to be savored slowly. More later on this subject.
By the way Paul and Windy have arrived on Tuesday last week and will be living with us for a while. The house doesn't seem so quiet and empty anymore. It is kind of fun to have roommates.

1 comment:

Nanc said...

Very cool, Roxane. Love what you're working on! And, those pictures of the sun reflection on the snow are gorgeous! Fun "seeing" you on Skype last night!